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Tanu Weds Manu – movie review

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Tanu Weds Manu, movie review

Tanu Weds Manu is a romantic-comedy directed by Anand L. Rai and it stars R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut in lead roles.

Manoj Sharma ‘Manu’ (R. Madhavan) is a seedha saadha NRI Doctor arriving from London to India on being pressurized by his family to find an Indian bride to be and get married. He is intelligent, temperate and from a respectable family, the perfect groom which every parent wants for their daughter. So begins the task of seeing the prospective girls with his parents and his friend Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal). Tanu Weds Manu movie review….

‘Family pressure’ leads Manu to Kanpur to meet Tanu the quintessential small town girl who has studied in Delhi. Tanu is a smart, intelligent girl who will do everything that her parents will disapprove. With a mind of her own and a love for rebellion, Tanu is dead against an arranged marriage.

Manu is a smart intelligent caring, shy & the sweet NRI boy who is what makes a perfect ‘husband’. Educated and settled in London, but lonely. He would never do anything that his parents would disapprove of, and dreams of a sensible quite and homely wife. He likes reading, listening to old Hindi songs and hates loud music and crowded places.

Tanu is a beautiful charming and extroverted girl, who defies anything which is ‘by the book’. Lives life by her own rules and dreams of marrying any guy who her parents will hate. A Bachelor in Arts graduate from Delhi University, she loves fast bikes, tattoos, alcohol (neat) and hates Social norms, being told what to do, especially the Indian tradition of arranged marriages.

In her first meeting with Manu, Tanuja Trivedi (Tanu) appears drowsy as her parents claimed that since is ill so therefore she had taken sedatives.

While talking to her, Manu notices that now she has fallen asleep. Anyway, instantly upon seeing her, he had fallen in love with her and informs his parents that he has decided to get married to her.

While on a trip together, Tanu snatches an opportunity to take him away from their family members and tells him that in her first meeting, she had intentionally taken the sedatives wanting to get rejected by him. Using vulgar language she also shocks him with the news that she loves someone else, and that the other man’s name is name tattooed on her breasts. She also smokes in his presence and pressurizes Manu to reject her.

Though he loves her, Manu hesitatingly informs his dad to announce that he cannot marry her. Weeks pass on and even after seeing many other girls, Manu could not forget Tanu. Among other candidates, he meets Ayushi (Neha Kaul), who has some handicap, and so Manu tells Ayushi;s brother Raja (Jimmy Shergill) that he liked Ayushi, but cannot marry the girl because he loves someone else.

Thinking of returning to London, Manu’s old friend Pappi takes him to their friend Jassi’s (Eijaz Khan) marriage in Punjab. To his surprise, Manu again comes face to face with Tanu who is present there as a friend of Payal (Swara Bhaskar) – Jassi’s bride-to-be.

They become friends, and then have some misunderstanding and so on….

But destiny holds something totally different for these dramatically diverse personalities. Their paths keep crossing time and again and weave this wonderful story through the Indian heartland.

Tanu Weds Manu appears to be a clean family entertainer which should go well with the audiences as it has a fresh romantic pair apart from excellent performances by the characters.

Cast of Tanu Weds Manu:
R. Madhavan as Manu (Manoj Sharma)
Kangana Ranaut as Tanu (Tanuja Trivedi)
Jimmy Shergill as Raja Awasthi
Deepak Dobriyal as Pappi
Neha Kaul as Ayushi
Eijaz Khan as Jassi
Swara Bhaskar as Payal
Rajendra Gupta
K K Raina
Archana Shukla
Credits & Crew of Tanu Weds Manu:
Studio – Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Directed By Anand Rai
Produced by Vinod Bachchan, Shailesh R. Singh, Surya Sonal Singh
Story by Himanshu Sharma
Music by Krsna
Cinematography Chirantan Das
Editing by Hemal Kothari
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Tanu Weds Manu, movie review